Born on the Fourth of July: Vietnam War Protest
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Ron and other Vietnam veterans protest the Vietnam War at the 1972 Republican National Convention. Their protest illustrates the unpopularity of the war among United States veterans.

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  1. What goes on at political conventions?
  2. What do these veterans want?
  3. How are the veterans being treated?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain reasons and outcomes for U.S. involvement in foreign countries and their relationship to the...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the responses to the Vietnam War such as the draft, the 26th Amendment, the role of the med...

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  • Eve
    about 2 years ago
    1st Amendment / Foreign Policy
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